Today in Music History
In 1956, Dick Clark debuted as host of Bandstand on Philadelphia TV station WFIL. Bandstand featured top pop and rock stars lip-synching their latest hits and a group of local teens dancing in the studio to recorded music. The ABC network expressed interest, and in 1957 the program was retitled American Bandstand and shown across the U.S. and Canada.
Born This Day
Brian Dennehy, 1939
Nigel Lythgoe, 1949
Tom Hanks, 1956
Jimmy Smits, 1958
Courtney Love, 1964
Jack White, 1975
Out and About
Winnipeg Folk Fest
Birds Hill Provincial Park, to July 13, with headliner Bonnie Raitt. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
Mercredis en musique
Sculpture Garden at 219 Provencher Blvd., free summer concert series, noon.
Downtown Concert Series
Air Canada Park, noon, featuring artists from Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park, 8 p.m. Tickets at 204-989-0888 or www.rainbowstage.ca.
Pirates of the North Saskatchewan III
Celebrations Dinner Theatre, to Aug. 9, 6:15 p.m. Tickets at 204-982-8282.
Rumor's Comedy Club, to July 12. Tickets at 204-488-4520.
Laugh It Up
Jekyll & Hyde's, 9:30 p.m. Free.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 7 p.m.
The Brogue/Round Table Steakhouse (800 Pembina Hwy.): Grant and Nazeen
Finn's Pub (210-25 Forks Market Rd.): Winnipeg Ukulele Group
Fox and Fiddle (456 Main St.): Soul and R&B night with DJ Dow Jones
Jeffrey's Lounge (1420 Henderson Hwy.): DJ Dance Party Wednesdays
Royal George Hotel (123 Regent Ave. W.): Greg Pester and John Hannah